Man Utd achieved on Monday night. A 3-0 win against relegation threatened Aston Villa side was enough for them to seal the title, Robin van Persie scoring a hat-trick in the first half which consequentially took him above Luis Suarez in the goal scoring charts. A season of much promise for Ferguson and his men has seen them deliver on that.
Robin van Persie is the standout performer for Manchester Utd this season having been acquired from Arsenal for what now seems like a £24 million bargain .The Dutchman often being the savior for Utd this season and his precision in front of goal before his recent barren run proving the difference of 16 points between first and second. His saving acts against Southampton epitomises his contribution to the team this season, Wayne Rooney out injured the onus was on him and he delivered on it.
The players with the lesser talked about roles such as Michael Carrick who has been excellent in midfield for Utd also has had a major role for the title to change hands between the Manchester sides. Rafael, Rio Ferdinand are another who probably won’t get as big a mention as Van Persie but nonetheless have been pivotal for Manchester Utd in achieving their 20th title with 4 games to spare in the season.
The only casualty of all this must be Wayne Rooney with him seeming down the pecking order but his role was vital early on in the season. Wayne paved the way for Robin’s rise with him playing on the left or deep and regularly assisting Robin, injury further down the line has hampered Rooney’s chance of being the man but he is overjoyed with the triumph having said, "It's been a great season for me, we've won the league title, that's what you play for, to win trophies, and I'm delighted."
With 4 games left to play Manchester Utd will look to beat Chelsea’s record points tally of 95, they required 4 wins of which one will be against Chelsea themselves. Robin van Persie meanwhile will look to score his way into a distance in the goal scoring charts with Luis Suarez most likely to miss the rest of the season due to suspension for his bite on Branislav Ivanovic.
Manchester United deserve their title and next season their rivals will hope to at the very least mount a credible title challenge to wrest the title from Old Trafford.
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